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Council of the Great City Schools, 2021
This guide aims to present district instructional leaders and staff with a core set of criteria for what high-quality professional development entails. What makes this particular document different and useful is the focus on practical issues of district-level implementation in multiple teaching and learning environments. This is a guide designed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Faculty Development, Public School Teachers
Council of the Great City Schools, 2021
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Sarfo, Akisha Osei; Hart, Ray – Council of the Great City Schools, 2021
Great City School districts that have embraced the challenge of educating America's urban children have recognized the value of benchmarking their performance and growth against the progress of others. This report presents a number of different ways that member districts can analyze the data themselves by disaggregating results, showing trends,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Enrollment
Council of the Great City Schools, 2021
School districts that have adopted the 3Ls™ approach to provide rigorous instruction for English learners (ELs) have, invariably, had to make a case for what this approach offers, how it reflects best practices in English language development (ELD) instruction, and how it meets the needs of English learners. They have also had to make explicit…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, School Districts
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Lyons, Renata; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
This study sought to answer the following questions: (1) Is it feasible to develop Academic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and collect data on them across member urban school districts? (2) Are comparisons between districts on academic performance measures valid and reliable? (3) Do districts collect and maintain requested KPI data in a way…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
Despite the COVID-19-related school closures, school districts are handling enrollment of newly arriving students or students who will be starting Kindergarten in school year 2020-21. The school closure and health-related requirements of social distancing impede staff from conducting in-person screening for English proficiency as required by state…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, School Closing, Questionnaires
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David; Alsace, Tamara – Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the families of English learners (ELs) have experienced disproportionate distress with the shuttering of schools and the economic crisis. The reality of what many EL and immigrant families have faced during the pandemic must be incorporated at the outset into any planning for the reopening of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, COVID-19, Pandemics, English (Second Language)
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
In the first chaotic days of the crisis, schools across the United States organized to assemble and distribute instructional materials and to make a rapid transformation from school-based to home-based learning. the impact of this crisis on all students is significant. As districts resume instruction in the upcoming school year, they will not only…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Technology
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
Urban school districts will face a number of new and unprecedented challenges in the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to safely reopening schools, planning for the likelihood of future rolling school closures, redesigning instructional delivery models, and effectively addressing unfinished learning and learning losses among students, schools…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mental Health, Urban Schools
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Stephen Nielsen, Deputy Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools, requested that the Council of the Great City Schools provide a high-level management review of the school district's student transportation program. Specifically, he requested that the Council: (1) Review and comment on the existing organizational structure, business processes,…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Bus Transportation, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2002 the Council of the Great City Schools and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project were to: (1) Establish a common…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
The purpose of this report is to help improve the academic achievement of English learners (ELs) in Providence Public Schools (PPSD) and to help the district meet the detailed requirements laid out in the Settlement Agreement that PPSD entered with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Knowing that the Council of the Great City Schools had…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Public Schools, Language Arts
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Lyons, Renata; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Academic Achievement
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